Career Center

The James W. Stuckert Career Center helps students throughout their career development process including self and career exploration, experiential education, job readiness, and connecting with employers. We provide many online and library career resources. Our Career Advisors assist individuals and groups on their journey to career success.

Counseling Center

The University of Kentucky Counseling Center: Consultation and Psychological Services (UKCC), provides confidential psychological counseling to currently enrolled UK students and consultation services to currently enrolled UK students, UK faculty and staff, and caregivers.

We know that university life can be demanding, and that academics, work, athletics, finances, family, health, and social life can be stressors in students’ lives. We offer confidential, short-term therapy to support students’ growth and to assist students with mental health, academic, or personal concerns that may interfere with academic performance or a sense of personal well-being while at UK.

Disability Resource Center

The goal of the Disability Resource Center is to provide equal access to students with eligible document disabilities. We advocate for reasonable accommodations, removal of barriers, and acceptance of different learning methods. In partnership with students, faculty, and staff, our purpose is to achieve an accessible educational environment where students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to fully participate in all aspects of the university community. Call (859) 257-2754.


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, as amended, is a federal law that protects the privacy and confidentiality of personally identifiable information contained within student education records. The University of Kentucky complies with FERPA’s confidentiality protections and adheres to procedures dealing with student education records and directory information recommended by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. This law applies to K-12 as well as postsecondary education.

Financial Aid Office

The Financial Aid office works with undergraduate and graduate students to help them obtain federal student loans.

Graduate School Fiscal Affairs

The Graduate School offers several different types of financial support. Options that would cover tuition and the basic set of fees would include assistantships and fellowships.

Graduate Student Congress

We are here to unify and represent the graduate student body at the University of Kentucky in matters affecting the quality of graduate student life and work and to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration and promote professional development for graduate students through seminars, forums, and social functions.

Graduate Student Listserve

Sign up here to receive announcements and reminders from the Graduate School. Emails include information about student resources, workshops, funding opportunities, and events.

International Center

The International Center leads internationalization efforts at the University of Kentucky. As part of the International Center, the International Student and Scholars Services provides leadership and expertise in the advising and immigration needs of more than 2,000 international students and over 500 international faculty, staff and exchange visitors. It also administers university compliance with evolving federal regulations, supports the university and its medical center by managing global student and scholar interactions, and facilitates the well-being of all international students, faculty, staff, and scholars.

Institutional Diversity

Provided an enriching UK experience for all students, faculty, and staff by actively exploring and adopting new initiatives that will expand both the diversity and inclusivity of our campus community.

Legal Clinic

With the supervision of the clinical director, third year law students represent clients before state agencies and in state court proceedings. Students also interview clients, draft legal documents, file pleadings and conduct discovery.

Parking and Transportation Services

PTS promotes commuting alternatives and intracampus mobility and provides parking options for UK employees, students, and guests. PTS is the source of information on campus buses, bicycle facilities and resources, and parking information.

All intra-campus buses and shuttles are provided free of charge to UK students, employees and visitors. Additionally, the University of Kentucky and the Lexington Transit Authority (Lextran) have partnered to offer UK faculty, staff and students FREE unlimited access on all Lextran routes through the BluPass program.

Contact PTS by calling (859) 257-5757.

Policies Related to Graduate Student International Travel

The University of Kentucky places the highest importance on the health, safety and security of its faculty, staff and students who travel abroad under University auspices. Therefore, before departing the United States for educational purposes related to their student status at the University, graduate students are required to register their travel with the UK International Center, through either the Education Abroad (EA) or International Health, Safety and Security (IHSS) office, for risk management purposes, and to purchase coverage under the University’s international travel medical insurance and security evacuation policy. Registration and the purchase of insurance is required for all students who are traveling for educational purposes outside the United States or to U.S. territories.

Under this policy, travel for “educational purposes” includes, but is not limited to: travel for research purposes, academic or professional conferences, credit-bearing education abroad, service learning abroad, visiting appointments at international universities, and any other international activity funded, recommended, and/or approved, in whole or in part, by UK.

Singletary Center for the Arts

The Singletary Center for the Arts (SCFA) presents and hosts more than 400 artistic, cultural and educational events annually for the University community, Lexington community and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Many of the offerings are offered free or at a reduced rate for full-time students. To view the upcoming schedule or to secure tickets, visit the SCFA website:

Student Organizations and Associations

Get involved. Connect with new people, experiences and interests in an effort to make a real-world impact.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

This site contains the current University of Kentucky Code of Student Conduct, and includes information about UK’s affirmative consent policy, cyberbullying policy, and formal amnesty policy.

UK Alert

The University of Kentucky utilizes an emergency notification system, UK Alert, to communicate official information during an emergency or crisis situation that disrupts normal campus operations or threatens the health or safety of members of the campus community.

All University of Kentucky students, staff, and faculty are automatically registered in UK Alert with their official university e-mail address. We encourage students, staff, and faculty to add other contact information, such as mobile numbers and personal e-mails, to their UK Alert accounts by visiting

UK Federal Credit Union

The UK Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution. Our sole purpose is to serve the financial needs of our members by offering quality service and products while maintaining a financially strong institution. UKFCU offers many different financial products and services, from checking and savings accounts and credit cards to auto loans and money market accounts. Because we’re not-for-profit, we can offer some of the best rates in town. To learn more, contact the Call Center at or by calling (859) 264-4200.

UK Student Health Insurance Plan

The University of Kentucky school-sponsored Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan for 2015-2016 is serviced by Academic HealthPlans, Inc. and underwritten by UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company. UK SHIP is customized for UK students for matters beyond the health fee in relation to a specific injury or illness, including diagnostic testing, hospitalization and prescription benefits. Certified as a “Gold Medal Level” plan, the UK SHIP Office is proud to present this health insurance option to UK students and their families. For more information, contact Emily Duncan at or by calling (859) 218-3208.

University Health Service (Student health)

University Health Service (UHS) offers services for full-time undergraduate UK students and students who have paid the Health Fee. We offer primary care, women’s health, nursing and behavioral health services as well as health education services for nutrition, tobacco cessation and sexual health.
UHS has board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners, counselors and professional staff who provide high-quality care to our students. We also have a registered nurse available for phone consultation for illness, injuries, lab results or other health concerns, and an on-call physician available for telephone consultation for urgent situations when UHS is closed.

Students must make an appointment to be treated at UHS. We do not take walk-ins, so please call or schedule an appointment online in advance. Students can usually be seen the same day or the next day.
While the Health Fee does not include dental care, dental care services are available on-campus at both the Kentucky Clinic and in the UK College of Dentistry. Most dental insurance plans are billable.

Veterans & Military Services

The Veterans Resource Center was established to continue that tradition of support by providing UK’s military and veteran populations with the service and assistance they deserve. Our goal is to ensure that your transition to college is as smooth as possible.

Violence Intervention and Prevention Center

The Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Center is the center on campus dedicated to ensuring that UK is a safe environment for students, staff, and faculty to live, learn, and work. The VIP Center leads, supports, and sustains a culture of accountability to eliminate violence and oppression at UK. It creates a safe space for people to be heard, while also speaking for those who have been silenced. The VIP Center offers services to individuals who have been directly or indirectly impacted by violence. Some services include crisis counseling, academic advocacy, legal advocacy, housing advocacy, or resources on how to support a friend or family member who has experienced violence. Our doors are also open to anyone interested in helping create a culture of consent and safety on UK’s campus. Through trainings, workshops, and presentations, members of the UK community can learn more about the work VIP does and build their knowledge and skills. Student involvement opportunities, such as SPARC (a new peer activism and education group) and Green Team, are also open to graduate students. VIP can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@VIPcenter).

Work-Life Resource Center

Find information on work-life issues such as child care, new parent resources, elder care, managing stress, and mental health.